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In Bandits and Robbers (Enchanted Collar, No. 5), Earl complains that he is miserable both when he has no money and when he has a lot of it. His complaint epitomizes the love-hate relationship that many of us have with money: We dream about money but often wake up with nightmares.
So what is wrong with money? Nothing, really. Money by itself is merely a tool. It is only as good or as evil as how people use it. Just as fire can cook our food and burn us at the same time, money can bring us great comfort or serious trouble, depending on how we use it. Just as we teach children how to use fire properly to prevent their being burned, we should teach children how to use money wisely to keep them out of financial trouble.
However, it is easier said than done to teach children about money. Many adults don’t feel comfortable with finance themselves. To make matters worse, few children, if any, can grasp the complexities of finance.. Consequently, family discussions of money matters often devolve into shouting matches or cold war standoffs.
But money does not have to be a painful subject to teach or discuss. The Enchanted Collar™ series provides a fun and exciting way to teach children about money. Through Eli’s adventures with his friends, the stories slowly unveil many crucial money lessons, including budgeting, saving, banking, earning, and investing.
So saddle up and embark on the financial journey with your children through the eyes and ears of Eli, Earl, Skipper, Elda, and many more!